In our last installment of evening bag essentials we touched on what to make sure is in your bag when you are a guest to be, but what about being a bridesmaid? Not only will your bag of goodies be stuffed full with your must-haves, but you should probably have a few items stashed for the bride. Packing for 2 is not always easy when you have a slim clutch as your vehicle of transportation – the key is packing products that will serve double duty for both you and the bride.
A few key items that will keep you, the bride and the rest of the bridal party looking picture perfect include:
Double Sided Tape – Bridal fashions tend to bare more skin with less support than the average off the rack dress/gown. Pack some of this double sided tape to help the brides dress stay in place and keep your dress up as you dance the night away. Double Sided Tape, Fashion Tape, $5.99
Safety Pins – Rips, tears, lengthy trains, pesky straps you name it any dress mishap is fair game at a wedding. With all the dancing, greeting and hugging brides and bridal parties do that evening its a miracle dresses are not shredded by the end of the night. To help keep everything in place and also avoid any major wardrobe malfunctions, a few safety pins will do the trick. Buttons on bustle not working? Pin it up! Strap getting a bit loose? Pin it in place! The bride will sing your praises if you come to her rescue with a few safety pins. Safety Pins, $5.99
Tic-Tacs – A long night of food and drinks are no big deal when your among close friends. But as you will be chatting up everyone from the brides nearest and dearest to Granny’s third cousin, it’s best to keep breath fresh. A few mints will help you and the rest of the bridal party stay fresh! Mints, Tic Tac, $0.99
Lip Gloss – With all that chatting and sipping your lipstick will be gone in a matter of hours. To keep your pout perfected bring a neutral lip gloss for touch ups through out the evening. If you choose a universal shade like a nude pink, you, the bridesmaids or even the bride can swipe it on and not be worried about it not being a perfect match for their skin tone. Nude Lip Gloss, Buxom $19.00
Neutral Powder Compact – Reduce shine and give your skin that gorgeous airbrushed effect by keeping a small neutral compact in your bag. Easy for quick touch ups before all the big photo opps. You will have people wondering if you had a personal makeup team following you around all evening. Neutral Compact, Makeup Forever $36.00
Refillable Fragrance Atomizer – Fill a mini fragrance atomizer with you or the bride’s favorite scent so you can freshen up throughout the evening. All that dancing and running around wont make you lose your cool as you can quickly refresh with a splash of your favorite EDT. Refillable Atomizer, Sephora $7.00